You may have seen the U.K. trailer for director Edgar Wright’s The World’s End previously, but the new U.S. trailer has now been unveiled with plenty of new footage to scope out. The story centers on five childhood friends (played by Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, “The World’s End”. But as they make their way to the pub, they discover that the fate of humankind is on the line. The humor seen in the U.S. trailer is just as sharp and funny as the jokes in the U.K. trailer. Also, after rampaging zombies in Shaun of the Dead and cordial fascists in Hot Fuzz, killer robots feel like a natural antagonist for the conclusion of the “Blood & Ice Cream Trilogy”.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Rosamund Pike. The World’s End opens in the U.K. on July 19th and in the U.S. on August 23rd.
Check out the U.S. trailer for The World’s End below and click over to Yahoo! Movies to watch in HD:
Here’s the official synopsis for The World’s End:
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.